|THE WORST SPELLER IN JR. HIGH|
Reprinted in 2000 by iUniverse.com Publishing Service ($13.95 ages 10 and up) To order: 1-800-288-4677
SUMMARY: As Katie Kelso starts the seventh grade, she vows to become a "P.K.," (popular kid) instead of the "dork" she has been since elementary school. Katie longs to win the approval of her parents, teachers and classmates, and to go on her first date. Besides the normal problems of being a teenager, Katie faces additional challenges -- she has dyslexia and her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer. A fast-paced story about romance, self-esteem, and living with a learning difference, this book has broad appeal.
"A real page turner... The Worst Speller in Jr. High is strongly recommended to teachers and teenagers for whom many myths about dyslexia will be dispelled, and to all who love a good read. Katie will not only touch you but find a permanent spot in your heart."
Judy Shapiro Orton-Gillingham Teacher and Special Educator
"Janover, who is both dyslexic and trained as a learning specialist, offers an inside look at a common problem. Although acknowledging the obstacles Katie faces, the author emphasizes the girl's coping strategies and personal strengths...The dialogue rings true, and preteen social issues are well handled."
CAST: 6 girls and 6 boys and as many extras as possible
SCRIPTS: $4.25 each (Teacher's Guide included in script price)
FIRST PERFORMANCE ROYALTY AND EACH ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE ROYALTY: $25.00
TO ORDER: Contact Heuer Publishing LLC on the web by clicking here, by mail at PO Box 248 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406 or by phone at 1-800-950-7529